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Parallel national day rallies by Lebanon protesters, leaders

Nov. 22, 2019 10:41 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s protesters and top politicians held competing Independence Day celebrations Friday, reflecting the deepening rift that has beset the country grappling with its worst political and economic crises in decades. The top leadership attended a truncated military parade which was...

Internet slowly returns, US calls for Iran crackdown videos

Nov. 22, 2019 10:35 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The internet slowly trickled back on in Iran on Friday after a dayslong shutdown by authorities amid protests and unrest that followed government-set gasoline prices sharply rising, as America’s top diplomat urged demonstrators to send videos “documenting...

Trump claims he’s why China didn’t crush Hong Kong protests

Nov. 22, 2019 9:42 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claims he’s the reason China hasn’t taken steps to crush pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Trump says he asked his “friend” Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) not to send in the military. Trump told “Fox &...

Algerian protesters mark 40th week of anti-government demos

Nov. 22, 2019 9:04 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Many thousands of Algerians took to the capital’s streets and beyond on the 40th consecutive Friday of increasingly vociferous protests against the North African nation’s leadership, expressing their fears that next month’s presidential poll will be rigged....

3 protesters killed, raising death toll in Baghdad clashes

Nov. 22, 2019 8:35 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces clashed with protesters on a historic Baghdad street near a key bridge for the second day on Friday, killing three and bringing the death toll from the fierce outburst of fighting to 13, security and medical officials said. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the highest...

Hong Kong court reinstates mask ban ahead of elections

Nov. 22, 2019 8:31 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court that had struck down a ban on face masks at protests said Friday that the government could enforce it for one week, as police readied for any unrest during keenly contested elections this weekend. The High Court granted the temporary suspension “in view of the...

Hong Kong election a referendum on anti-government protests

Nov. 22, 2019 7:57 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Cathy Yau remembers the first time she was called a “dirty cop” by Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters, days after police deployed tear gas to repel tens of thousands of black-clad demonstrators blocking the legislature. The former officer, exasperated at the...

The Latest: Officials: 3 Iraqi protesters killed in Baghdad

Nov. 22, 2019 6:32 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in Iraq (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Iraqi officials say three protesters have been killed and 25 wounded amid ongoing clashes with security forces near a strategic bridge in Baghdad. Security and hospital sources said three people were killed Friday on...

Iraqi officials: 3 protesters killed, 25 wounded in Baghdad amid ongoing clashes near strategic bridge

Nov. 22, 2019 6:20 AM EST
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials: 3 protesters killed, 25 wounded in Baghdad amid ongoing clashes near strategic bridge.

Baghdad tunnel becomes a museum for Iraq’s protest movement

Nov. 22, 2019 1:23 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The images are both haunting and inspiring, transforming a once dreary, grim underpass into a vivid, colorful wall of art. “We want a nation, not a prison,” says one painting that depicts a man bursting free from behind bars. “Plant a revolution, and you will harvest a...